Just to let you all know we are currently in a hostel in Vladivostok having watched them wheel the bike away into customs ready for our ferry to Japan. If all goes well we sail 19th September.
We met a couple here just arrived from Japan and they said their mobile phones didnt twork out there, it”s a different system apparently. They do have superfast wifi in towns so we will update you when and where we have access to this..
Stop press, the boat has been delayed so we are sailing sometime today 20th Sept, it is a 48 hour crossing !